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Mike Have-Not December 29 2012 05:39 AM

Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
I have decided my son is now old enough to be able to enjoy the Trek. What episode would be the best one to show him first?

(I showed him Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and he liked it. But I think Attack of the Clones would be a bit much for him yet)

Esteban December 29 2012 05:47 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
"Arena" is my go-to to get kids involved. They love lizards.

plynch December 29 2012 05:58 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
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Esteban wrote: (Post 7458646)
"Arena" is my go-to to get kids involved. They love lizards.

Ditto.

Mike Have-Not December 29 2012 06:05 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
Good call.

That is the first ep. I can remember. I seem to recall that one being played on tv constantly when I was a kid. Ha!

Enterprise is Great December 29 2012 07:19 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
The Trouble With Tribbles. Kids love small cute furry animals.

BillJ December 29 2012 02:19 PM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
My five-year old saw Devil in the Dark when he was two and sits down to watch it every time its on now.

foxhot December 29 2012 02:52 PM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
I can think of two answers to this question.

If you want to instill to your five -year-old that all things are possible, show him/her/it SPOCK'S BRAIN. Nimoy proved it's not necessary to have a fully connected noggin in order to express one's viewpoints.

However, if you want to drive home that life is full of crushing disappointments, go straight to BY ANY OTHER NAME.

Warped9 December 29 2012 04:28 PM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
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foxhot wrote: (Post 7459831)
However, if you want to drive home that life is full of crushing disappointments, go straight to BY ANY OTHER NAME.

Cute.

Maestro December 29 2012 05:05 PM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
The first one we showed my daughter was Tribbles. We've seen a lot more by now, but that was first.

We also watched the Star Wars movies in order of IV-VI/I-III and are now working our way through the Clone Wars, but we waited until she turned 6 to do that. My eight year old niece had never seen Star Wars, but she snuggled up next to me on the couch for all 7 hours of the OT and never moved a bit, except to look at me in awe during the "Reveal" in Empire.

jayrath December 29 2012 11:17 PM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
How about TAS?

BoredShipCapt'n December 30 2012 02:20 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
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jayrath wrote: (Post 7461607)
How about TAS?

Good point.

Mike Have-Not December 30 2012 04:28 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
Actually I showed him some TAS when he was 3 or 4. And he liked Spock and the Enterprise :-D

Greg Cox December 30 2012 05:07 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
"Arena" was the first ep to come to mind. That was always my favorite episode as a kid.

Mike Have-Not December 30 2012 05:34 AM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 7463053)
"Arena" was the first ep to come to mind. That was always my favorite episode as a kid.

Yes, I think Arena will be the first one I show him.

Then Tribbles :-)

I really liked your The Rise of Khan books, btw.

I plan on reading To Reign in Hell eventually, too.:techman:

Greg Cox December 30 2012 03:29 PM

Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old
 
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Mike Have-Not wrote: (Post 7463143)
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 7463053)
"Arena" was the first ep to come to mind. That was always my favorite episode as a kid.

Yes, I think Arena will be the first one I show him.

Then Tribbles :-)

I really liked your The Rise of Khan books, btw.

I plan on reading To Reign in Hell eventually, too.:techman:


Thanks! Glad you liked the Khan books!


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